Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A little analogy...

The other day we went to Thanksgiving Point's Farm Country to see the farm animals. There were goats, chickens, llamas, pigs, ducks, bunnies, horses, cows, etc. What really caught my eye though were the peacocks. When we first came around to them Malia oohed and ahhed over how beautiful they were. And they were. Just like this, the peacocks were pretty.

We walked around a bit and on our way out, the peacock displayed his feathers.
(my picture stunk, so this one is courtesy of the National Geographic website.)

How much more beautiful is this bird now? A crowd formed around the enclosure and everyone marveled at the beauty of this God-given creature. And it got me to thinking. Now, bear with me because this analogy is a little far-fetched. But it's what came to my mind and I feel it's worth sharing.

You and I are like peacocks and the feathers are like our talents and quirks, and everything that makes us who we are. When we hide our talents and quirks away, sure, we look nice. But when we share them with others our true beauty shines forth and everyone can see how beautiful we are.

As this idea rolled around in my mind, I got to thinking of all the things that make me who I am. I'd like to share a few with you...

My husband calls me an old grandma because I love jigsaw puzzles, reading, and watching QVC.

I can never get sick of watching Pride and Prejudice -- but only the one with Colin Firth.

I have a 'tender heart' according to my friend Sadie. I cry at everything. I don't watch the news because it is all sadness and it breaks my heart. I cry at commercials, TV shows, and movies. I cry when people tell me they are moving. I never bear my testimony because I cry when I am filled with the spirit. I get emotional when I see something really beautiful like clouds or sunsets or waterfalls. Really anything in nature could make this list. I cry when I see something adorable. Like a daddy teaching his kid how to ride a bike. Enough said. I am a big old baby!!

I love rap and hip-hop.

I love taking pictures. I love that my father-in-law says this will be the most documented generation. I plan on being a part of that.

I am addicted to watching old TV shows on Netflix through my Wii.

I can't bear the thought of deleting a comment that I get on a blog post or an online gallery. I feel the love! They are all saved in a folder in my e-mail account. :)

I would love to hear what makes you YOU. Spread your feathers. Share your beauty.


  1. Hey there sweets! I changed my domain name a couple days ago & it seems as though all my readers need to re~follow my blog. Pretty bummed. If you have a minute, I would love if you re~follow me to stay in tune =)
    ~Angel @

  2. Beautiful post Jen! I loved learning some new things about you! b

  3. love this post.. I knew I liked you for a reason lol we have a lot in common. i'm a big baby, love p&p.. and rap/hip hop too! ( I am going to be a hip hop dancer one day!)
    when i had my party blog I kept a special folder in my email entitled "love" and it was every comment anyone ever made. I am sure the owner of the blog thought I was a nut for keeping it all when I handed over my email to her. *shrug* oh well... it's how I roll.. haha anyway.. thanks for the post! and for sharing your talents!

  4. 7, asparagus, the color purple...that's what I like!

  5. Disney movies, Hot sauce, messing my whole living room floor up with blankets on Saturday mornings and watching cartoons. Dancing and singing in front of the mirror pretending I'm in a music video. --Thats what I like! Lol.